Friday, August 8, 2014

Back To School Insta-Friday

Whew. These last two weeks blurred together.

Leading a Young Life Capernaum group has been one of the most rewarding experiences this summer. Our bible study discussions have left me feeling so invigorated and joyful with life. These are good kids loving Jesus and often teaching me more than I teach them. It's refreshing!

We went back to school shoes shopping. I always loved getting my new shoes for the school year as a kid. Abby and Brody went for the light up shoes and AJ wanted lace up Nikes with blue on them.

I still remember getting my favorite Nikes one year with a purple swoosh on them. I always wonder what memories will stick in our kids' heads. Will AJ remember these shoes like I remember my purple swoosh Nikes?

We got AJ's back to school hair cut.
I met up with teacher friends and had strawberry swirl margarita one night! I love that we stay in touch!

We got a sitter one night for bible study and snuck out early enough to have a quick Starbucks date! So fun! Love that man! And his new scruff!

We finally put up some family pics with a gallery wall. I've been over thinking it for so long, that we just did it real fast late one night to get it done. The thermostat and alarm panel are a big pain right smack in the middle of the hallway wall. What the heck?! So we just framed them into the gallery. #whatever We may move things around, but at least the pics aren't hiding in boxes any more.

I wore my fave crazy dress shoes with a new MJ dress to church last Sunday! So fun and sassy! Hopefully people noticed my shoes more than my misbehaving children all throughout mass...

My friend and I hosted a Back To School MJ trunk show Sunday afternoon. I love setting up for a party! And I love anything with a theme! And I'm head over heels in love with all things Matilda Jane!

It was fabulous!

We chatted and ate cake balls and drank strawberry wine and tried on clothes. It was a charming afternoon.

Abby certainly likes what she likes and has absolutely no interest in appeasing others when it comes to her style. She is all about comfort. I guess I can't blame her for that.

Some mornings need all the help they can get, and this morning hating mama is trying to transition back into early school mornings. It's rough. But this makes it a little easier.

We wrapped up school supplies shopping this week. I love new school supplies. So colorful and untouched and fresh. Glitter glue pens?! What are they thinking?!

I finally realized Abby is super nervous to start Kindergarten. This threw me for a loop. One day she would be super excited, then the next day she would be refusing to go.

As she had a death grip on my hand when we walked into the school with tears in her eyes and asking one "what if" question after another, I realized she was a nervous wreck.

Pray this year goes well. I'm kinda holding my breath. She is a sweet girl, but she has my edge to her.

I've been trying to walk in the evenings. I love when I get out there. It's so refreshing and rewarding.
I was vacuuming Thursday morning when Brody walks up, hands me this empty bottle, and says, "All gone. Candy all gone mom."
Me, "Huh? What are you holding?"
Realization hits, panic creeps in, freak out starts to unfold...
Poison Control assured me he would be fine. Probably have diarrhea, but be fine.